This year's Science of D&I Conference program is chock-full of timely and relevant plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions. View the complete agenda.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop: Orientation to the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: Going to Scale in Low Resource Settings


David Chambers

David Chambers, D.Phil.

Deputy Director for Implementation Science - National Cancer Institute

Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Div... Read Bio



Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer - Kaiser Permanente

Bechara Choucair, MD, is senior vice president and chief community health officer for Kaiser Foundation Health... Read Bio


Joe McCannon

Founder - Shared Nation

Joe McCannon leads Shared Nation, an online democracy initiative incubated by the Billions Institute. He co-fo... Read Bio


Vivian Tseng, Ph.D., B.A.

Senior Vice President of Programs - William T. Grant Foundation

Vivian Tseng is the Senior Vice President, Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation. She leads the Foundati... Read Bio


Milton Wainberg, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Columbia University

Milton is a Venezuelan, American and Brazilian researcher, clinician, and educator whose work has focused on b... Read Bio

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Workshops
3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (+ Poster Slam
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Poster Session #1 & Reception (+ Best Poster Judging)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 9:30 a.m Poster Session #2 & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45  – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Plenary Session: Capacity Building for Implementation Science in Public Health and Community Settings


Gila Neta

Gila Neta, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Program Director for Implementation Science - National Cancer Institute

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP is an Epidemiologist and Program Director for the Implementation Science Team in the Offic... Read Bio



Ebony Boulware, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine - Duke University School of Medicine

Ebony Boulware, MD MPH is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the D... Read Bio

Mary McKay

Mary McKay, Ph.D.

Dean - Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Mary M. McKay joined the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis as dean in 2016, continuing the Sc... Read Bio

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Address:
Making Learning Health Systems a Reality: Data, Technology, Analysis, Implementation, and Iteration
(+ Best Poster Winner Announcement)


Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientific Officer & Senior Vice President, Oncology - Flatiron Health

Amy Abernethy serves as chief medical officer, chief scientific officer and senior vice president, oncology, w... Read Bio

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (+ Best of D&I Session)
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Plenary Session: Capacity Building for Implementation Science in Healthcare Settings


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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio



Alyce Adams, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Health Care Delivery and Policy - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Alyce S. Adams is a Research Scientist III and Associate Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy at the Kais... Read Bio

Lucy Savitz
Board Member

Lucy A. Savitz, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Vice President for Health Research - Kaiser Permanente - Northwest Region

Lucy Savitz has led a wide-ranging career. She brings a unique mix of perspectives having served as Economist... Read Bio


Kevin G. Volpp, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor - Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School

Dr. Volpp is the Janet and John Haas President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Po... Read Bio


Doug Zatzick, M.D.

Professor - University of Washington School of Medicine

Doug Zatzick, MD completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the University of California ... Read Bio